Busy Fall Days for This Freelancer

by Miranda Brumbaugh in ,


For the second day of fall it's sure a great one! Loads of work, a perfect view of trees with leaves fading into gold, the sun shining here in South Dakota. I do truly love fall and all things that accompany this season...

My daily dose of inspiration

My daily dose of inspiration

For me, fall is always my most productive. Just like a squirrel gathering stores for the winter. I like to believe for me, though, it's less about stockpiling writing than being inspired by the weather. Shorter, cooler days. Sweaters to cozy up in while working. No more longing for summer vacations that beckon and distract. A scent in the air emitting crisp cheer. Soups, stews and hot dishes that make a writer's day so much more effective. All good things, friends. It's all good in autumn!

So in lieu of a busy season for me, I thought I'd devote a post to the daily grind of this freelance writer. What do I do all day as a freelance writer? All sorts of stuff. Literally.

Today my schedule is as follows:

  • 5 product descriptions
  • A press release for a golf course
  • An article about food labels gone loco
  • A grant proposal for a medical study
  • A white paper pertaining to the Maker Movement for students
  • A landing page for an orthopedic surgeon's website

Plus, with all great writing comes revisions. I have five revisions, each one fairly simple save for one reworking of a topic.

Scheduling the Tim Ferriss Way

All in a day's work! Or in this case, it may be a day's and a night's work! I recently read an article that discussed Tim Ferriss, author of "The 4-Hour Work Week," where Ferriss notes how to create a schedule that will keep with your daily needs of work, play and relaxation. He notes scheduling every single thing for your day by starting at the hour in which you want to end your work day.

For me my work day doesn't end until midnight because of homeschooling commitments. I do have a three hour break around supper time, so it's all good. I'm trying this method today, which has every single assignment and revision listed above blocked out per every hour of my work day.

I'll keep you posted on the outcome. Fingers crossed!

So, what does your second day of fall look like? Anything pressing you? Oh yea, and happy hump day everyone!